The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, Volume 15

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Page 205 - the devil teacheth how to make pictures of wax or clay, that, by roasting thereof, the persons that they bear the name of may be continually melted, or dried away by continual sickness.
Page 161 - Sir James Mackintosh's Miscellaneous Works : Including his Contributions to The Edinburgh Review. Complete in One Volume ; with Portrait and Vignette. Square crown 8vo.
Page 20 - Mexico, with six maps comprehending the Ohio, the Mississippi from the mouth of the Ohio to the Gulf of Mexico, the whole of West Florida, and part of East Florida.
Page 183 - ... in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers not granted by the said compact, the States, who are parties thereto, have the right and are in duty bound to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits the authorities, rights, .and liberties appertaining to them.
Page 127 - I have gone back to Greek literature with a passion quite astonishing to myself. I have never felt anything like it. I was enraptured with Italian during the six months which I gave up to it ; and I was little less pleased with Spanish. But when I went back to the Greek, I felt as if I had never known before what intellectual enjoyment was.
Page 296 - At the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th century, many academic societies were established in southern France and in Italy, mostly devoted to the cultivation of poetry.
Page 128 - I am more than half determined to abandon politics, and to give myself wholly to letters ; to undertake some great historical work which may be at once the business and the amusement of my life...
Page 128 - ... was one which had to be thought out as he went along, or brightening from the forehead downwards when a burst of humor was coming, his massive features and honest glance suited well with the manly sagacious sentiments which he set forth in his sonorous voice and in his racy and intelligible language. To get at his meaning people had never the need to think twice, and they certainly had seldom the time.
Page 324 - I was much struck with this, when in the island of Bali I saw Chinese traders who had adopted the costume of that country, and who could then hardly be distinguished from Malays ; and, on the other hand, I have seen natives of Java who, as far as physiognomy was concerned, would pass very well for Chinese.
Page 149 - Percussina, a hamlet of San Casciano, Machiavelli completed the Principe before the end of 1513. This famous book is an analysis of the methods whereby an ambitious man may rise to sovereign power. It appears to have grown out of another scarcely less celebrated work, upon which Machiavelli had been engaged before he took the Principe in hand, and which he did not finish until some time afterwards. This second treatise is the Discorsi sopra la prima de di Tito Livio.

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